Highfield Sport 560

Highfield Boats has launched a new Highfield SPORT collection of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for the 2021 model year.

The collection introduces 11 new, aluminium-hulled, outboard-powered RIB models ranging from 3m to 8m. The SP300, SP330, SP360, SP390, SP420, SP460, SP520, SP560, SP650, SP700, and SP800 replace the Highfield Deluxe and Classic Deluxe series and offer boat owners a wide range of hull sizes and equipment options.

Another level

Highfield Boats chief executive, Julien Carussi believes the new RIBs will appeal to buyers as a prestige tender. “The SPORT range will take the brand to yet another level, entering the deluxe RIB day boat segment for the first time and leveraging the brand into new territory,” he said.

Featuring a new, Italian-inspired interior design the RIBs have EVA foam faux-teak decking, LED lighting, diamond-stitch upholstery and electric bilge pumps. Models starting with the SP520 and larger also are equipped with swim platforms. Options for the series (depending on model) include watersports tow posts and bimini tops, sunpads and sport arches and built-in freshwater showers.

The 300 - 360 models are compact, easy-to-store ergonomic tenders, whilst the 390 - 460 models are suitable for boats with larger decks and swim platforms. These RIBS also can double as day boats.

The 650 and 700 models are based on the successful hull used for chase boats in sailing events such as the Vendée Globe, ORC and Extreme Sailing Series whilst the flagship of the SPORT series, the SP800, has a hull created by racing hull designer, Petter Martens.

Highfield Sport 330